As part of the Government's 25-year Plan for the Environment, an independent review of designated landscapes in England (National Parks and AONBs) was led by the journalist Julian Glover.
The Review was published in October 2019 and will shape our work for years to come. The report acknowledges that AONB organisations achieve much with their limited resources, but also challenges us to do more.
Priorities of the Review include more attention to:
- nature recovery,
- working with land managers and communities,
- actively involving broader sections of society,
- better national co-ordination.
Julian visited the Shropshire Hills in February 2019. His 2-day tour included site visits to look at conservation work, planning issues, visitor pressure and awareness raising activities. He also joined a series of meetings to hear views around farming and land management, and about interest in extending the AONB boundary or changing the designation.
Click below to download the AONB Partnership response to the Glover Review